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STEM to Read Workshops

PowerPoint Presentation from NMLA Mini-Conference: STEM to Read – NMLA


STEM to Read Workshops with Saroj Ghoting
Early Literacy Training for Library and Museum Staff

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When & Where

Las Cruces
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 9AM – 4:30 PM
@ the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Wednesday, November 13, 9AM – 4:30 PM
@ Cherry Hills Branch Library – Albuquerque Public Library

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9AM – 4:30 PM
@ Taos Public Library

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STEM to Read is an early literacy initiative from the New Mexico State Library. The project kicks off with professional development for library and museum staff, led by a national leader in early literacy, Saroj Ghoting.

This one day workshop will focus on teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts through literacy to early learners (ages 0-5 years) and will prepare library and museum staff on how to…

1.              Bring STEM concepts to storytimes and programming

2.             Model for parents on turning any story or occasion into a teachable moment for science, math and reading

3.             Develop hands-on play-and-learn environments that engage the littlest learners

4.            Foster library/museum partnerships, and how resources at one can complement the programming at the other


About the Trainer

Saroj Ghoting is an early childhood literacy consultant and national trainer on early literacy. She consulted on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early literacy initiative from the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and managed the implementation of Every Child Ready to Read at Montgomery County (MD) Libraries, one of 14 national demonstration sites.  In over 35 years as a children’s librarian, her broad experience ranges from doing storytimes for children ages newborn through six-years-old to training professional staff in programming.

She is a co-author of Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library: Partnering with Caregivers for Success,The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards, and Storytimes for Everyone! Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy.
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